Monthly Archives: August 2013

Bradley Manning Hopes You Support (Read: ‘Pay For’) His Transition to a Woman

Has the Miranda warning been updated to include “the right to a taxpayer-funded sex change operation“?

Bradley Manning, the Army private sentenced to military prison for leaking classified documents, revealed he intends to live out the remainder of his life as a woman.

“I am Chelsea Manning. I am female,” the Army private wrote in a statement read on TODAY Thursday. “Given the way that I feel, and have felt since childhood, I want to begin hormone therapy as soon as possible. I hope that you will support me in this transition.”

Manning, 25, was sentenced to 35 years in prison on Wednesday after having been found guilty of 20 charges ranging from espionage to theft for leaking more than 700,000 documents to the WikiLeaks website while working in Iraq in 2010.

Don’t you love the presumptuousness of that? “Yeah, I was just found guilty of espionage and dishonorably discharged from the Army — now how about you pay to turn me into a chick?”

Oprah introduces the wearable Rorschach test: What’s it look like?

What do you see?

A not-so-subtle endorsement for Anthony Weiner, or does The Oprah just not own a full length mirror?

Somewhere there’s a store clerk who should have been more racist and refused to sell her that.

Piers Morgan Calls for More Gun Laws After Teens Who Were Already Prohibited from Possessing Firearms Shoot Australian Student

Before we get to the predictable idiocy, here’s the back story:

Prosecutors on Tuesday charged two teenagers accused of gunning down an Australian student in Oklahoma for the “fun of it” with first-degree murder, and a third teen with being an accessory.

Officials say 22-year-old Christopher Lane, who was visiting the U.S. on a baseball scholarship at East Central University, was jogging along a road in Duncan, Okla., after visiting his girlfriend on Friday when he was shot in the back, allegedly by the teens.

Terri Moore from the Stephens County Courthouse says 16-year-old Chancey Allen Luna and 15-year-old James Francis Edwards Jr. were charged as adults with first-degree murder. Both are being held without bond.

Bond was set at $1 million for 17-year-old Michael Jones, who allegedly drove the vehicle carrying the other suspects. He was charged with the use of a vehicle in the discharge of a weapon and accessory to murder after the fact. Jones is considered a youthful offender but will be tried in adult court.

Naturally, Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson have called press conferences to denounce this, and President Obama told reporters that if he “had sons they would look just like two of the suspects.” Wait, never mind.

As for the murder, Piers Morgan calls for more gun control and blames… the NRA:

He’s either disingenuous or sub-stupid. I have a feeling it’s some combination of the two.

All of the suspects are under aged, which means that existing gun laws already prohibit them from legally possessing guns. Also, I don’t know if Musket Morgan is aware, but there is also a law on the books against murder. If these teens didn’t care about the law against cold blooded murder, what makes Morgan think they’d give a damn about additional laws against gun possession?

(h/t Ace of Spades)

Bill Clinton Turns 67 Today — Just Two Years to Go Until the Festival of Inappropriate Jokes is Upon Us

Just two years to go until the long-awaited massive national joke-fest! I’ve been looking forward to it for 20 years, and it’s only 24 short months away.

The White House tweeted Clinton a birthday greeting that naturally features front and center a picture of… Obama:

Same with this one:

Ah, humility.

Infographic: How Obamacare Really Works; Plus, How Can Obama Still Have Such a Bad Golf Swing After So Much Practice?

While it’s true that Obamacare is a bloated, impossible to understand train wreck of a law, this infographic from Publius Forum really helps simplify how it works:

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That pretty much says it all.

Changing the subject a little, it’s President Obama’s final day on Martha’s Vineyard, and you’ll never guess what he did:

After almost 140 rounds of golf since taking office — including a round with Tiger Woods — how can Obama still have this swing?:

Hmm, Oprah Sure Seems to Enjoy Using ‘Racial Incidents’ at High End Stores to Promote Movies

You’ve probably heard about the “racial incident” Oprah Winfrey had to endure in Switzerland (key words in bold):

The owner of the upscale Swiss boutique where Oprah Winfrey claimed she was barred from buying a $38,000 by a ‘racist’ sales assistant today demanded to speak to the star she branded ‘over-sensitive’ and insisted her employee did ‘everything right’.

The rather fearsome-looking Trudi Goetz said she wanted to speak with the talk show billionairess ‘as soon as possible’ and also revealed her petrified member of staff will not be sacked or punished.

She said: ‘I don’t know why she talked of racism. I am sorry, but perhaps she is being a little over-sensitive here. Maybe she was somewhat offended because she was not immediately recognized in the store.’
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The firestorm blew up after Oprah – who is promoting a film – gave an interview with Entertainment Tonight, in which she recalled a clerk at an upscale Zurich boutique refusing to show her a handbag.

Winfrey said she was told she could not afford the $38,000 tom Ford Jennifer tote and said it proved that ‘racism is still an issue’.

By total coincidence, something similar happened eight years ago, and Oprah used the alleged incident to pitch her pal Don Cheadle’s movie “Crash.” Flashback to 2005:

Luxury store Hermes on Wednesday apologized to Oprah Winfrey for turning her away last week, saying that its Paris store was closed to set up for a public relations event when the talk show host stopped by.

“Hermes regrets not having been able to accommodate Ms. Winfrey and her team and to provide her with the service and care that Hermes strives to provide to each and every one of its customers worldwide,” the store said in a statement.

“Hermes apologizes for any offense taken due to such circumstances.”
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Harpo Productions spokeswoman Michelle McIntyre said Winfrey “will discuss her ‘crash moment’ when her show returns from hiatus in September.”

“Crash” is a film dealing with race relations. The phrase “crash moment” refers to situations where a party feels discriminated against on the basis of skin color.

Maybe Oprah’s “problems” at high end boutiques have nothing to do with racism, but happen because clerks see her coming they know there’s a chance they might be used as pawns in her “promotion-by-racism-allegations” game and they don’t want anything to do with helping her.

Lib Outrage Flashback, Gas Prices Edition

What difference a change in administrations makes:

Hmm, where are those morons on this issue today?

P.S. Apologies for the slow posting here these days. It’s only because I’m having the problem of not being able to connect to my site from home again. Weirdest problem and nobody can seem to figure it out. Hopefully it starts connecting again soon.

Surreal Snapshot of the Day’s News

Where we stand today:

–There are currently 149 dead and hundreds more injured in a “chaotic bloodbath” in Egypt.

–An attorney for a Benghazi whistleblower said that the real Benghazi scandal is that 400 surface-to-air missiles were stolen by some “very ugly people.”

–NBC News reported a story that might be shocking to people who only get their information from network newscasts: Obamacare is killing full time hiring and cutting hours.

In response to these and other problems, Missouri rodeo clowns must undergo sensitivity training, and President Obama is on the golf course:

The left is satisfied, but still kind of concerned — about the rodeo clown thing.

AP Retraction of the Week: That Photo of the Melting North Pole Wasn’t Exactly Taken at the North Pole

In late July, the Associated Press ran a photo which purportedly showed tremendous melting at the North Pole. Naturally, the global warming alarmists, including Al Gore’s “Climate Reality Project,” ran with it:

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The supposed before and after at the North Pole:

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Now that the story has made its way around the world, the AP has retracted the “North Pole lake” photo:

Editors, photo editors, and photo librarians – please eliminate AP photo NY109 that was sent on Saturday, July 27, 2013. The caption inaccurately stated that “the shallow metlwater lake is occuring due to an unusually warm period.” In fact, the water accumulates in this way every summer.

Not only that, but…

In addition, the images do not necessarily show conditions at the North Pole, because the weather buoy carrying the camera used by the North Pole Environmental Observatory has drifted hundreds of miles from its original position, which was a few dozen miles from the North Pole.

The picture wasn’t taken anywhere near the North Pole.

In 2009, Al Gore said there’s a chance that in as little as five years the North Pole could be ice free in the summer months. Some are obviously doing all they can to make that dire prediction appears to be coming to fruition, even if it takes using photos taken hundreds of miles from where they’re alleged to have been taken. The warming alarmists refer to non-Gorebots as “climate deniers,” so maybe we should start calling them “longitude/latitude deniers.”

The AP previously fessed up to doing a little gaffe repair job for President Obama.

Obama Says Russia Better Get Some Gay Olympic Athletes if They Want a Good Team

A question asked Obama at yesterday’s press conference revolved around Russia granting asylum to Edward Snowden and the cancellation of a summit meeting as a result of that and other rifts, and during Obama’s answer he veered into this:

President Obama today made clear that he rejects growing calls for the U.S. to boycott the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi over Russia’s new anti-gay law.

“I want to just make very clear right now: I do not think it’s appropriate to boycott the Olympics,” the president told reporters at a White House news conference.

“We’ve got a bunch of Americans out there who are training hard, who are doing everything they can to succeed,” he said. “Nobody’s more offended than me by some of the anti-gay and -lesbian legislation that you’ve been seeing in Russia.”
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“One of the things I’m really looking forward to is maybe some gay and lesbian athletes bringing home the gold or silver or bronze, which I think would go a long way in rejecting the kind of attitudes that we’re seeing there,” Obama said. “And if Russia doesn’t have gay or lesbian athletes, then that would probably make their team weaker.”

Putin and Medvedev must spend at least a couple hours a day laughing at this guy.

Obama told them after the election he’d have more flexibility. Guess not.

It’s gotten so bad that the Russian leadership sent George W. Bush a get-well card partly as a veiled slap to Obama, who oddly enough originally campaigned as the person who was going to bring the world together. International relations are much worse now than they were under Bush, and Obama would like nothing more than for everybody to believe that’s only because people are ticked at him for lecturing them about full rights for gays — something Obama himself didn’t even speak out in favor of until just over a year ago.

If reality avoidance were an Olympic sport, Obama would take home the gold.